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Author Topic: Covenant sequel will begin shooting withing 14 mon...  (Read 7080 times)

Ingwar
May 09, 2017, 09:11:37 PM
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“We’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months,” Scott told the outlet. Now, production schedules shift all the time, and that’s not quite an official studio confirmation, but it is the second time the director has recently suggested he’s planning to get back in the Alien saddle by next year.

Scott also spoke a bit more about Neill Blomkamp‘s scrapped Alien sequel, which he seems to suggest was planned to be titled Awakening. However, Scott previously suggested that Awakening was the title of a film that would fit along with Prometheus and Covenant, so that remains to be seen. Awakening certainly seems to fit in with the themes Scott is exploring in his prequel films, but either way, that’s probably a working title.

“They wanted to do Alien, er, Awakening – Neill Blomkamp… I said fine. I was going to be the producer. If I could have, I would have,” Scott said. “Except I do question – why have both (Blomkamp’s Alien and Scott’s Alien) out there? It seems like shooting your big toe off – it doesn’t make sense. But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it.”

http://collider.com/alien-covenant-sequel-awakening/#images

« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 09:15:21 PM by Ingwar »

Evanus
May 09, 2017, 09:12:35 PM
Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 09:12:35 PM
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I thought he said 18 months a couple of days ago?  :D


Ingwar
May 09, 2017, 09:16:52 PM
Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 09:16:52 PM
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And he killed Blomkamp's project.


cucuchu
May 09, 2017, 09:21:08 PM
Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 09:21:08 PM
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Lets see how successful Covenant is first. If it bombs, then I have a feeling a sequel will be either non-existent or not where Ridley wants to take it.

Hoping for the best though. Just worried that public perception of the movie might not be up to par. Googling Alien Covenant will drop some rather tepid/disappointing reviews on the first page of results.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 09:24:22 PM by cucuchu »

echobbase79
May 09, 2017, 09:22:08 PM
Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 09:22:08 PM
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Yeah, it's pretty obvious Ridley got that scrapped when you carefully read between the lines.

« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 12:57:21 AM by echobbase79 »

SpeedyMaxx
May 09, 2017, 09:24:19 PM
Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 09:24:19 PM
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Ridley says a lot of stuff. He said similar things during promotion of Prometheus. I'll believe it is filming that soon when I see confirmation that shooting's begun. I think it's more likely he'll do one or two other things in-between.


Evanus
May 09, 2017, 09:25:29 PM
Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 09:25:29 PM
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Yeah, we'll probably have to wait five years again.  :P


The Eighth Passenger
May 09, 2017, 09:33:16 PM
Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 09:33:16 PM
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And he killed Blomkamp's project.

Well he said; "I just kind of kept out of it". I interpreted that as, he didn't want to get involved with the studio's politics.

Lets see how successful Covenant is first.

Yeah, that will be the determining factor. He's doing "All the Money in the World" next, a relatively small project that will probably keep him busy for the next six months or so.


Ingwar
May 09, 2017, 10:13:21 PM
Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 10:13:21 PM
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And he killed Blomkamp's project.

Well he said; "I just kind of kept out of it". I interpreted that as, he didn't want to get involved with the studio's politics.

He also asked question:

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“Except I do question – why have both (Blomkamp’s Alien and Scott’s Alien) out there? It seems like shooting your big toe off – it doesn’t make sense. But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it.”

That means studio might have listened to what Ridley was thinking and they killed it.


The Eighth Passenger
May 09, 2017, 10:35:56 PM
Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 10:35:56 PM
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“Except I do question – why have both (Blomkamp’s Alien and Scott’s Alien) out there? It seems like shooting your big toe off – it doesn’t make sense. But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it.”

That means studio might have listened to what Ridley was thinking and they killed it.

It would ultimately still have been the studio's decision. But Scott seems to contradict himself since he also says; "If I could have, I would have [produced it]". And why wouldn't it make sense? If Disney can produce two new Star Wars movies in different time periods why can't Fox do the same with Alien?

Also a lot of confusion with regards to Alien: Awakening. First it was supposed to be a prequel to Alien: Covenant and now it was apparently the title of Blomkamp's project? WTF?   ??? :laugh:




hfeldhaus
May 09, 2017, 11:07:32 PM
Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 11:07:32 PM
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In all fairness to Fox, you have Ridley Scott on one hand and Nell Blomkamp on the other. Just having Scotts name on it gives it a profits boost whereas Blomkamp has had a stuttering start to his career.


echobbase79
May 10, 2017, 12:58:58 AM
Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 12:58:58 AM
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He did have the support of Weaver though.

I'm sure Scott probably liked his idea, but the prequels are what he and Fox are focusing on at this time.



motherfather
May 10, 2017, 01:51:38 AM
Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 01:51:38 AM
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Didnt it take aaaages to write covenant and then rewrite it and have it knocked into shape?  A number of writers were attached and detached to the "in the pipeline" prometheus 2 project.

It sounds a bit optimistic to be shooting next year. Unless there is some way to cash in on pre-Brexit film studios etc...

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